New York is a city of façades, behind which lie many hidden treasures. In our semi-annual survey of design innovation, we sneak peeks at a townhouse’s private basketball court, a rooftop fireplace, Martha Stewart’s gym, and more of the city’s most intriguing hideaways.
Living under the stars.
A pool in the sky.
A child’s fantasy playroom.
Their own personal museum.
The disappearing study.
A Paul Rudolph masterpiece.
Donna Karan’s bed, Pat Wexler’s medicine cabinet . . .
Excavating secret New York.
Dr. Hofmann It was just your typical New York story of a 60-year-old ex-model spiriting a 96-year-old Swiss-Argentine millionaire away to Paris with the help of an 87-year-old psychic. Then things got complicated.
Four years ago, just as economics professors were becoming hot commodities
in the academic world, Columbia’s aging, barely relevant department
was bottoming out. But
with a massive recruiting effort premised on one
hotly pursued prof’s theories
about turning around stagnant markets,
the university has vaulted
to the top of the class.
Plus, who they hired, who they might, and a closer look at the recruiting theory.
Conservative sibling Stephen gets advice from big brother Billy.
Gives Ducasse indigestion.
Freedom Tower looking to open top-floor restaurant.
Star Assistants get pitched on swag.
WSJ’s cheapo good-bye to editor escaping to Condé Nast.
Freddy Ferrer told churchgoers that “God is on my side,” an endorsement that, added to those of David Dinkins and Dennis Rivera, made for a powerful Trinity indeed.
Can a Princeton-educated Rockefeller scion make politics interesting for kids who never went to college?
The superstroller set is being pampered like never before, thanks to Baby Delish. But are the kids benefiting, or just the moms?
Spot check: Which type of dog really attracts the most women?
How the humble barkeep became the slick, entrepreneurially minded nightlife professional: the mixologist.
A peek inside The Donald’s new parenting guide.
Locally grown dahlias, plus retractable speakers, a portable kitchen, and other space-savers.
A “mature conservative” Department of Corrections union honcho on his Harlem style.
Two name chefs go the cheap-spinoff route, with David Bouley the more successful.
A sweet potato salad recipe.
Will Whimsy Curdle My Udon Noodles?
Week of Oct. 3, 2005: Good Burger, The Cafe at Country, Jimmy's.
Happy birthday to the Odeon and Union Square Cafe.
Throughout October, New York City restaurants celebrate wine and food made in New York.
Where New York's best chefs eat.
Store openings this week.
Thomas Truhoe of Puma Black.
Sales & Bargains
This week's hottest sales & bargains.
The Culture Pages
Joan Didion talks about the worst year of her life.
Curtis Hanson crafts the chick-lit-level material of In Her Shoes into the best Cameron Diaz role in years.
Two dying-parent dramas, including a Mia Farrow vehicle, skillfully explore an increasingly common trope.
Thanks to Chris Rock, Ricky Gervais, and others, lame sitcoms are the exception this season.
How pop culture suffers from hype and backlash.
Fiona Apple returns with more drama and more great songs.
A panel of citizen reviewers share their thoughts on Paul McCartney, Blackalicious, and others.
The Met shows off its stars as a promising new season opens.
Q&A with the man behind Orpheus and Euridice.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
How to withstand the coming Bush economic crisis.
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